Knoxville, Tennessee

James White's Fort in downtown Knoxville
Statue representing the signing of the Treaty of the Holston in Downtown Knoxville
The Craighead-Jackson House in Knoxville, built in 1818
Engraving of a Confederate soldier firing at Union supporter Charles Douglas on Gay Street in Knoxville in late 1861
Photograph showing the aftermath of the Siege of Knoxville, December 1863
Early-1900s photograph of the Republic Marble Quarry near Knoxville
Child labor at Knoxville Knitting Works, photographed by Lewis Wickes Hine in 1910
Kingston Pike, circa 1910, with the former Cherokee Bridge
Gay Street in the early 1900s
Research laboratory at U.T. in the early 1940s
The Sterchi Lofts building, formerly Sterchi Brothers Furniture store, the most prominent building on Knoxville's "100 Block"
The Sunsphere, with riders aboard a nearby sky-lift during the 1982 World's Fair
Downtown Knoxville, with the Great Smoky Mountains rising in the distance, viewed from Sharp's Ridge
Downtown Knoxville, viewed from the south waterfront
Tennessee Amphitheater in Knoxville, 2015
Tennessee Theatre
Krutch Park in Downtown Knoxville
Knoxville Police Department headquarters
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is the state's flagship public university.
Lawson McGhee Library
The James White Parkway connects I-40 with Downtown Knoxville.
Bridges over the Tennessee River
Knoxville and Holston River Railroad MP15AC #2002 leads a train through Tyson Park near downtown Knoxville.

City in and the county seat of Knox County in the U.S. state of Tennessee.

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State in the Southeastern region of the United States.

Detail of Tanasi (spelled "Tennessee") on Henry Timberlake's [[:File:Draught of the Cherokee Country.jpg|Draught of the Cherokee Country]]
Reconstruction of Fort Loudoun, the first British settlement in Tennessee
The Southwest Territory in 1790
Surveyor Daniel Smith's "Map of the Tennassee State" (1796)
The Hermitage, plantation home of President Andrew Jackson in Nashville
The Battle of Franklin, November 30, 1864
Memphis became known as the "Cotton Capital of the World" in the years following the Civil War
Workers at the Norris Dam construction camp site in 1933
Calutron operators at the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge during the Manhattan Project
The 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville
The Ocoee River was home to the 1996 Summer Olympics whitewater slalom events, the only Olympic sporting event ever held in the state.
Mount Le Conte in the Great Smoky Mountains is the tallest mountain in eastern North America, measured from base to summit
Fall Creek Falls, the tallest waterfall in the eastern United States, is located on the Cumberland Plateau
Reelfoot Lake in West Tennessee was formed by the 1811–1812 New Madrid earthquakes
Cedar glades are an extremely rare ecosystem that is found in regions of Middle Tennessee where limestone bedrock is close to the surface
Köppen climate types of Tennessee, using 1991-2020 climate normals.
A geomap showing the counties of Tennessee colored by the relative range of that county's median income.
Chart showing poverty in Tennessee, by age and gender (red = female)
A Nissan Leaf, one of six models manufactured at the Nissan Smyrna Assembly Plant, the largest automotive assembly plant in North America
Established in 1942, Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest national laboratory in the Department of Energy system
Norris Dam, a hydroelectric dam operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The resort city of Gatlinburg borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is the most visited national park in the United States.
The Grand Ole Opry, which was recorded in Nashville's Ryman Auditorium from 1943 to 1974, is the longest-running radio broadcast in US history.
Vanderbilt University in Nashville is consistently ranked as one of the top research institutions in the nation
Offices of The Tennessean in Nashville
Interstate 40 traverses Tennessee from east to west, and serves the state's three largest cities.
Memphis International Airport, the hub of FedEx Corporation, is the busiest cargo airport in the world
Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville
Al Gore served as a United States Senator from Tennessee (1985-1993) and as Vice President of the United States (1993-2001)
Howard Baker served as Senate Minority and Majority Leader from 1977 to 1985, and was known as "The Great Conciliator"
Tennessee Volunteers football

Other major cities include Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Clarksville.

University of Tennessee

The Hill. The University of Tennessee was established in 1794, making it one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the U.S.
Ayres Hall
Looking west along the Pedestrian Walkway
UT College of Law
View of Europa and the Bull at McClung Plaza
Neyland Stadium
UT athletics logo
Peyton Manning, Hall of Fame NFL quarterback
Dixie Carter, actress
Candace Parker, professional women's basketball player
Lamar Alexander, former US Senator
Scott Kelly, astronaut
Paul Finebaum, sports author and television and radio personality
Jason Witten, NFL tight end
Bob Corker, former U.S. Senator
Arian Foster, NFL running back
Kurt Vonnegut, author
Jim Justice, Governor of West Virginia
Todd Helton, MLB first baseman
Allen West, former Chair of the Texas Republican Party and former US Congressman
Alvin Kamara, NFL running back
Gene Wojciechowski, sportswriter for ESPN
Bill Haslam, 49th Governor of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee (officially The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; or UT Knoxville; UTK; or UT) is a public land-grant research university in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Tennessee Volunteers

SEC logo in Tennessee's colors
UT's entrance at The Hill
Mack and Jonnie Day Golf Facility course
Lady Vols rowing in the Tennessee River
Regal Stadium field
Sherri Parker Lee Stadium
The Tennessee Vols tennis team finishing a match at Barksdale Stadium
LaPorte Stadium
An exhibit of the Volunteers football team's accomplishments at Neyland-Thompson Sports Center. The AFCA National Championship Trophy is on show in the display case

The Tennessee Volunteers and Lady Volunteers are the 20 male and female varsity intercollegiate athletics programs that represent the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Knoxville metropolitan area

The Knoxville metropolitan area, commonly known as Greater Knoxville, is a metropolitan statistical area centered on Knoxville, Tennessee, the third largest city in Tennessee and the largest city in East Tennessee.

Tennessee Valley Authority

Federally owned electric utility corporation in the United States.

TVA poster at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Tennessee Valley Authority Surplus/Deficit
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the TVA Act
TVA's first board (L to R): Harcourt Morgan, Arthur E. Morgan, and David E. Lilienthal
Workers at the site of Norris Dam, the first hydroelectric dam built by the TVA, circa 1933
A carpenter (wearing a contractor's employee badge) at work during the 1942 construction of the Douglas Dam in East Tennessee.
John Sevier Fossil Plant in Hawkins County circa 1956
Considered one of the TVA's most ambitious projects, Timberlake, a planned city along the Tellico Reservoir was proposed to support 30,000 residents. The project was cancelled following soon after the Tellico Project's controversy.
Artistic rendering of the small modular reactor (SMR) facility at the Clinch River Nuclear Site, the first of several to be constructed as part of TVA's New Nuclear Program approved in early 2022.
The twin cooling towers and reactor containment buildings of TVA's Sequoyah Nuclear Plant north of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Ronald Reagan, fired by General Electric after criticizing TVA.

It is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and is the sixth largest power supplier and largest public utility in the country.

Tennessee Supreme Court

Ultimate judicial tribunal of the state of Tennessee.

Tennessee Supreme Court in Nashville, Tennessee

For the same purpose, the court is required to convene alternately in Knoxville, Nashville, and Jackson.

Knox County, Tennessee

Located in the U.S. state of Tennessee.

View from the south bank of the Tennessee River by Union photographer George C. Barnard after the end of the Siege of Knoxville, December 1863. Source: Library of Congress
House Mountain, Knox County's high point, viewed from Emory Road, near the Knox–Grainger line

Its county seat is Knoxville, which is the third-most populous city in Tennessee.

1982 World's Fair

The 1982 World's Fair logo
Concept model of 1982 World's Fair site
Workers and guest gather at the expo site for the topping out ceremony for the U.S. Pavilion, circa 1981.
Aerial view of fair site
Visitors walking the fairgrounds below the Sunsphere, June 3, 1982
Japanese pavilion with artificial intelligence programmed "Painting Robot."
Children using a touch-screen computer at the U.S. Pavilion.
Demolition of the U.S. Pavilion, April 6, 1991
World's Fair Park in 2019, with the Sunsphere and Tennessee Amphitheater in the background
ETHS exhibit celebrating the fair's 40th anniversary
Australian Pavilion
Baptist Pavilion and Waters of the World
Tennessee River, Australian and Canadian Pavilions and Midway
U.S. Pavilion
Tennessee Amphitheater
KUB Substation Exhibit and U.S. Pavilion
Children using a touch-screen computer at the U.S. Pavilion.

The 1982 World's Fair, officially known as the Knoxville International Energy Exposition (KIEE) and simply as Energy Expo '82 and Expo '82, was an international exposition held in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States.

Battle of Fort Sanders

Assault on Fort Sanders, by Kurz and Allison, 1891.
Defenses of Knoxville.
The Rebel assault on Ft. Sanders, the fight over the Ditch - Harper's Weekly
U. S. Engineers Orville E. Babcock, left, seated on a tree stump, and Orlando Poe, right, standing on a war damaged salient in Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tennessee.

The Battle of Fort Sanders was the crucial engagement of the Knoxville Campaign of the American Civil War, fought in Knoxville, Tennessee, on November 29, 1863.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

American national park in the southeastern United States, with parts in North Carolina and Tennessee.

Clearcut logging in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Tennessee, 1936
The observation tower at Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the national park
Colorful autumn leaves in October 2008
The Alum Cave Trail to the summit of Mount LeConte provides numerous views of the Great Smoky Mountains.
The Chimney Tops was a popular destination for hikers until access was closed due to damage from the 2016 Great Smoky Mountains wildfires.
Cades Cove panorama
The Becky Cable house in the Cades Cove Historic District was built in 1879.
The John Ownby Cabin in The Sugarlands valley was built in 1860.

David Chapman, a Knoxville, Tennessee business leader, was appointed in 1925 to head a commission to establish a national park here.